MDiv with a Concentration in Intercultural Ministry
What is a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Intercultural Ministry?
Ministry is challenging under any conditions. Add to that the complexities and nuances of a different culture and you need the most well-rounded training available. The breadth of our M.Div. curriculum provides that type of comprehensive training. A concentration in Intercultural Ministry will put a fine edge on your preparation by helping you minister the timeless gospel of Jesus Christ with faithfulness and competence among people of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. It equips both prospective and experienced overseas missionaries for effective cross-cultural ministry. It gives nationals from other countries the tools to help them minister more effectively in their own contexts. This degree enables those who intend to remain in North America to become more culturally sensitive and to minister with competence among people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicity. Whether you plan to join God’s redemptive mission in faraway lands or in the diverse cultures that are found in your own city, our intercultural faculty is ready to help you do the work of the gospel effectively in any culture on Earth!
At Denver Seminary, the intercultural ministry degrees fall under the umbrella of the Division of Christian Ministry. Watch a video from the Division of Christian Ministry.
TheMDiv with a concentration in Intercultural Ministry is excellent preparation for goals such as:
Ministry with nationals planning to return to their countries
- International student ministry
Pastorate in urban ministry and other cross or intercultural settings
Leaders in diplomatic or international contexts
In addition to the MDiv core (85 hours), this concentration involves 12 hours of Intercultural Ministry courses.
|Intercultural Ministry Concentration||Course #||Sem. Hrs.|
IM course already in core
|Introduction to Missiology||IM 511||2
|Biblical Foundations for Intercultural Ministry||IM 520||2|
|Communicating and Leading in Intercultural Contexts||IM 621||3|
|Handling Conflict and Change in Intercultural Contexts||LD 631||2|
|Intercultural Ministry elective||3|
A sample of elective classes:
IM 640 - The Holy Spirit and Intercultural Mission (2 hours)
IM 581 - Islam and Current Events (2 hours)
IM 558 - History of the Christian World Mission (2 hours)
- Dr. Alemayehu (Alex) Mekonnen, Associate Professor of Missions
Dr. Alemayehu (Alex) Mekonnen is Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and has numerous years of experience as an evangelist, pastor, teacher, and missionary. Dr. Mekonnen worked with the Evangelical Free Church of America International Mission and has taught at Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology. Dr. Mekonnen has also published three theological books in the Amharic language, the national language of Ethiopia.